Bio and Research Interests

Research interests

Structural dynamics microeconomic models
Household, education and labor economics
Empirical industrial organisation


Thierry Magnac has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse since 2005. His research agenda is set on empirical issues in the economics of education, labor or consumption and on methodological issues in microeconometrics. He has received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council in 2012 regarding the structural modelling of the dynamics of microeconomic behavior. He is one of the coeditors of the Journal of Applied Econometrics and he is a Member of the Council of the Econometric Society.

Current position

Professor of Economics, University Toulouse 1 Capitole

Former positions

1998 - 2001Head of Laboratoire d'Economie Appliquée, INRA, Paris
1995 - 2003Researcher at CREST, Paris
1988 - 1993Research Fellow at Delta, Paris
1987 - 2004Senior Research Fellow at INRA


1987Ph D Thesis, EHESS, Paris
1982 - 1984Statistician Economist, ENSAE
1979 - 1982Engineer, Ecole Polytechnique

Grants and awards

2015 - 2019Econometric Society Council for Europe
2012 - 2017Advanced ERC grant n° 295298
October 2011Senior member of the French University Institute (IUF)
2011 - 2015ANR-2011-BSH1-004-01